Mt Ballow—Junction Peak Remote Bush Camp
Mt Ballow—Junction Peak camping area is a serene and secluded spot nestled amidst a lush grove of Antarctic beech trees. Located in a remote section of the wilderness, this campsite offers a genuine escape into nature for those seeking solitude and adventure. While it may be a challenging trek to reach, the rewards include excellent wind protection and an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Not suitable for children and infants
1) Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
2)Generator use: Not allowed.
Things to know
This camping area can only be reached on foot, making it accessible exclusively for avid hikers and backpackers. The nearest vehicle access points are either via a 4WD route to Cleared Ridge through Waterfall Creek Road or a 2WD route to Burnett Creek Road southeast of Boonah. This camping area can accommodate a maximum of six people. It's ideal for those who prefer a tranquil and less crowded camping experience. The ground at the campsite consists of soil covered with leaf litter, providing a natural and rustic setting. There are no facilities at the campsite, so campers must be entirely self-sufficient. Drinking water can be sourced from nearby creeks but should be treated before consumption. All waste, including food scraps, must be carried out. Open fires are strictly prohibited in the area. Campers should use fuel stoves for cooking and heating. The use of generators is not allowed in order to maintain the natural serenity of the location. Essential items to bring include drinking water, extra food, a first-aid kit, a topographic map, a compass, a torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and a fuel or gas stove for cooking. Mobile phone coverage in the area is average, so campers might need to use the 07 prefix when calling Queensland numbers.
The Mt Ballow—Junction Peak camping area is a small, tranquil oasis nestled among Antarctic beech trees, providing a serene and picturesque environment for campers. This campsite offers excellent protection against windy weather, making it an ideal choice for those seeking refuge during adverse conditions. While the campsite offers limited views due to its forested surroundings, it compensates with an immersive natural experience.